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28
Dec

What is a CMS Website and Do You Need One?

CMS in the field of website development stands for content management system. A CMS website is a type of web application that enables you to manage the content that displays on your website (aka content management system) . Content is stored in a database (often MySQL database) separate from code. Password protected tools are coded to enable users to add,

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19
Dec

Website Security – Secure Your Website Passwords

Website Security – Passwords Website security can be addressed on multiple levels. Web hosting accounts,  website code, passwords…. Passwords are meant to provide a layer of protection in gaining access to a resource. This is a simple concept, and easy to implement.  Many people are lax with utilizing this simple layer of protection on their site and though in all

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12
Oct

Squirrelcart No Longer Supported

Squirrelcart was decommissioned in Aug 2018. What does this mean? It means the code is no longer available to download. It also means the code is no longer supported. No longer supported means if there is a bug, it won’t be fixed. If there is depreciated PHP code, then your PHP shopping cart script is going to break if you

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24
Sep

Website Cost – Are you Comparing Applies to Oranges?

How much does a website cost? People contact me daily wanting to know how much does it cost to build a website?  Often, the email has 1-2 – maybe 3 sentences describing the project, along with no mention of their budget or timeline to complete. I reply back asking questions to try to get specific details of the job so

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15
Sep

Hire Someone to Build a Website

When creating a website for your business, where do you start? Most of my clients are small businesses needing web development services ranging from simple startup websites for creating a new web site, to proprietary web applications to help run and grow their business. I do work with other types of clients like individuals and B2B support for web design and

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9
May

Help with Review your data retention settings

Google Analytics Data Retention Settings I’ve had multiple clients contact due to the email sent by Google. “[Important Reminder] Review your data retention settings before they take effect on May 25, 2018” Google is asking you to review your settings for how long you want to retain data in your account that has been collected through Google Analytics. As noted

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25
Mar

Overhaul Website or Website Revamp – Which is Best for You?

It’s Time To Do Something – a Full Overhaul or just Website Revamp? If you are a business owner, you know how important it is to promote a positive image about your company. Keeping your customers informed about your current services and products along with new offerings helps your business grow. Keeping your website current requires an occasional website revamp

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8
Mar

Affordable Web Design Packages

Now Offering Affordable Web Design Packages I have not promoted web design packages in the past because most of the work I do is custom web development where every project has a unique set of requirements. Bundling all of the possible options into package is complicated. I have been speaking to more small business owners lately though that are looking for

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5
Feb

Website Development Questionnaire

Website Planning Potential clients contact me sometimes saying that are planning a website and what will it cost to build. Often the “quote request” has only a one or two sentence description of the project. Can I build it? Probably. I have built and worked on hundreds of different web sites with all kinds of programming functionality. If I don’t know

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17
Jan

Custom Website Design vs Themes and Templates

As in any industry, there is a lot of industry specific terminology used. If you do not work in the industry, grasping what is being discussed can be overwhelming.  This applies to the field of website development too. When potential clients contact me to build a new website, they need to understand how custom website design differs from starting with

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